GIRL POWER: Strong-willed Princess Merida learns the price of defying her parents as well as tradition in Pixar's visually stunning family blockbuster, which has a feminist message for young viewers.
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Brave has heart, humour and an inspiring heroine, says Alison Rowat
Dirs: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Voices: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
Running time: 100 minutes
IT hardly takes a brave soul to make a memorable film set in Scotland. This corner of the universe has done well by cinema, whether the audience is in the market for mystical whimsy (Brigadoon) or filthy toilets (Trainspotting). So when it was announced that Pixar, the animation dream-weavers responsible for Toy Story and Finding Nemo, were setting their latest tale here, it was a fair bet they wouldn't come up with something shabby.
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